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Examiner review of cellist Mary Artmann and pianist Miles Graber– 2012 April 10
Examiner review of cellist Mary Artmann and pianist Miles Graber– 2012 April 10

Sometimes it turns out that the modern instruments are better for Johann Sebastian Bach. This simply reinforces the proposition (which should be intuitively obvious to the most casual observer) that the performance always has more to do with the performer than with the instruments on which the performance takes place. Thus, today’s Noontime Concerts™ performance of the BWV 1027 G major gamba sonata by Mary Artmann on a modern cello and accompanied at the piano by Miles Graber turned out to be far more satisfying than last month’s “birthday offering” (also at Old St. Mary’s Cathedral), at which it was performed as if it were a trio sonata for violin, gamba, and harpsichord (thus overlooking that there already was a trio sonata version, BWV 1039, also in G major).

Read the full review on Examiner.com…